Monday, 30 September 2019

Oyo State: Churches, Mosques With Revenue-earning Businesses Will Pay Tax

The Oyo state government says churches and mosques with revenue-generating ventures and businesses will not be exempted from paying taxes and applicable levies.

John Adeleke, executive chairman of the Oyo state internal revenue service, made this known while addressing journalists on Sunday in Ibadan.

The taxman said the government is working to capture other areas that had not been explored to generate more revenue instead of increasing taxes on business enterprises to boost internally generated revenue (IGR).

On the government’s decision to exempt churches and mosques from paying taxes, Adeleke clarified that those with revenue-earning ventures and other businesses would pay taxes, levies and other fees as applicable.

“A culture of an efficient and leak-proof collection in all areas of revenue would be put in place,” NAN quoted him to have said.

“Instead of tax increment, we are emphasising the efficient collection of existing revenue and we are bringing our informal sector into the tax net.

“The good performance of Gov. Makinde has also changed the attitude of the stakeholders toward tax payment as most of them are responding without any reminder.

“However, the economy is a big challenge for many companies as this has an implication on Pay As You Earn (PAYE) remittances.”

The chairman further explained that some taxpayers that were reluctant to respond are being served reminders after which thorough enforcement would follow.

“However, the economy is a big challenge for many companies as this has an implication on Pay As You Earn (PAYE) remittances.”

The chairman further explained that some taxpayers that were reluctant to respond are being served reminders after which thorough enforcement would follow.

He. however, assured the people that any step to be taken to enforce the tax drive would be legal.

I Am Ready For Buhari Regime's Ridiculous Charges - Sowore

Omoyele Sowore has expressed his readiness to begin the re-arraignment process of the fresh charges laid before him by the Department of State Services and the Nigerian government.

Sowore appeared in court for the first time today since he was abducted by the DSS on August 3.

Sowore, who is being arraigned before Justice Ijeoma on a seven-count charge, spoke to journalists briefly inside the courtroom.

"We are in court, of course to attend to their ridiculous charges and we are ready for them," Sowore said with a smile on his face.

The DSS has failed to obey a court order by Justice Taiwo Taiwo to release Sowore on bail following the expiration of the 45-day detention order granted to the DSS.

FIFA Beach World Cup: Nigeria, Senegal Represent Africa In Paraguay

The 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will get underway in December as football is taken to another surface as players and countries aim for glory on the sand in Paraguay.

Super Sand Eagles of Nigeria and Senegal are the two teams who have the opportunity to represent the continent at the World Cup from November 21 and December 1, 2019.

The draws were held in Asuncion the capital of the host country and Nigeria who finished second in the CAF beach soccer Nations Cup earlier in the year was placed in Group D which has powerhouses Brazil, Portugal, and Oman.

Senegal who are current African Champions, on the other hand, were grouped in Group C with Belarus, United Arab Emirates and Russia

In this write up we take a look at the two African sides and their opponents.


Nick: Super Sand Eagles
Beach AFCON Titles: 2X
World Cup App: 5
Best finish: QF 2006 & 2011
Coach: Audu Adamu

Super sands eagles are one of Africa’s powerhouses in beach soccer in Africa, the West Africans are two times beach AFCON winners first in 2007 and 2011 while managing two quarter-final finishes in the world cup first in 2006 and 2011.

They are also ranked twentieth (20) in the beach soccer world ranking, second behind highest ranked African team, Senegal.

It was against the Senegalese that the Nigerians failed to win their third Beach AFCON title in December 2018 after losing 6-1 to their opponents in the final in Egypt.

However, they will now face powerhouses Brazil and Portugal while Oman will be their third group stage opponents as they bid to better their last FIFA Beach soccer World Cup appearance in the Bahamas where they failed to scale past the group stage


The Defending Champions from the Bahamas are also the tournament’s most successful team winning 5 out of the championships last 9 editions. Even before FIFA’s take over of beach soccer World Cup, the South American team won the Beach soccer world championship nine out of ten times.

They will be expected to at least get a podium finish this time on South American soil in Paraguay, Audu Adamu has his work cut out already.


The Europeans are the second team aside Brazil to have won the Beach World Cup before and after FIFA took over the handling of the competition, the side may not have been as successful as Brazil but they can boast of winning the 2015 edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Portugal are also the current Champions of the Euro Beach Soccer League and their history shows that they are a force to reckon with.


The least prestigious of all the teams in the group, Oman has only played thrice at the FIFA Beach world cup and have never made it past the group stage of the competition.

Call them the whipping boys of the group and you may not be wrong.


Beach AFCON Titles: 5X
World Cup App: 7
Best finish: Quarter Final
Coach: Amadou Diop

Africa’s most successful beach soccer national team and reigning Beach AFCON winners will be participating in it’s seventh FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. However, despite the frequent qualification for the World Cup, the team has not progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the competition with their last participation coming in the Bahamas two years ago.

This year they will face a relatively easy group stage opponents in Group C which has the United Arab Emirates, former world champions Russia and Belarus


Well, the tournament’s newcomers have the opportunity of being unknown to serve upsets to any who may want to underrate them.

The Europeans will be playing in it’s first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and it is left to be seen what they have up their sleeves


Russia won back to back FIFA Beach soccer world cup in 2011 in Ravenna, Italy and 2013 in Tahiti. The Europeans will be Senegal’s biggest threat going into the competition


Asia’s two-time champions will be playing in only their second FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after featuring in 2013.

However, their Asian triumphs came in 2007 and 2008 and are not expected to be a big barrier to the Senegalese.

Full draws.

A–Paraguay, Japan, Switzerland, USA.
B–Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, Tahiti.
C–Belarus, UAE, Senegal, Russia.
D–Brazil, Oman, Nigeria, Portugal.

Competition holds between November 21 and December 1, 2019.

I can do much better at Real Madrid - Eden Hazard

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has said he is not affected by criticism but admitted he can produce much better performances for the club.

Hazard missed the first three La Liga games through injury but since his return, he has failed to demonstrate the form that made Madrid spend an initial £88.5 million to sign him from Chelsea in the summer.

The forward said he is back to full fitness and asked for patience as he attempts to get back to his best.

"I feel good and strong," he told a news conference ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League match against Club Brugge on Tuesday. "It's true that people expect a lot from me and so do I. I can do better. I'm critical of myself and I'm working every day to achieve great things because we have a great squad.

"We're top of the league. Right now, I'm 100% fit and I hope to give my best in the upcoming matches.

"Like I said in my first press conference, I'm still not a galactico, I have to be the one to prove that I can become one.

"We all know the last No. 7 at this club and I have to be the one who proves I can be the best in the world, to enjoy myself and give my all not just in matches but training too. I don't doubt myself, I'm confident. Right now, I'm only lacking the goals and being more decisive. Football is all about confidence."

Hazard was unable to prevent Madrid losing 3-0 against Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League game but he hopes his home debut in the competition can be better.

"I can see my debut consisting of lots of goals and an important victory," he added.

"It's not going to be an easy match, it'll be tough. After losing in Paris, we have no choice but to win tomorrow. "Brugge are a great team, top of their league and doing a great job.

"They have quality players. Having [Simon] Mignolet is a great reference. They are going to try to win the match. Don't think that it will be an easy match because it's a Belgian team."

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane defended Hazard and pointed out that he experienced difficulties adapting to Italian football when he signed for Juventus in 1996.

"The same thing happened to me," he told a news conference. "I'm relaxed, I knew it was going to take time for him to adapt and it was worse when I moved to Italy because it took me three months, but less in Madrid.

"Hazard is the same, I know that he's going to succeed here and the most important thing is to calmly accompany him and we'll definitely see an improvement.

"I'm not going to give him any advice on how to play or where he has to be. We know him as a player, he's important for us and we love Eden. It's good that he's not going to change. I'm not worried because I know he'll be very good and we have to be patient with new players."

Pulisic must be 'nasty' to succeed - Klinsmann

Former United States men's coach Jurgen Klinsmann has said Christian Pulisic needs to become "nasty" to succeed at Chelsea.

Klinsmann, who oversaw Pulisic's development at national level, said he admired the 21-year-old's decision to move from Borussia Dortmund to England, but acknowledged the winger must do more to fit into the Premier League.

"You never know it's the right fit unless you do it," Klinsmann said.

"Christian did well to say: 'I'm going to throw myself in another cold water, go over to London and throw myself in the Premier League, and I have to fight through the system there.' So that's what he's in.

"He's a very special player, he's tremendously talented, but this is a big step, because Borussia Dortmund was also basically the club where he got formed into a professional player.

"He came out of the youth system there, he moved himself up, he had all the support within the club and now going to London -- also to one of the biggest clubs in the world -- you got to bring your elbows out."

Pulisic spoke this week about his frustration at his lack of playing time at Chelsea, but Klinsmann said he believed he has the ability to fight for a place in Frank Lampard's team.

"He will go through a phase now where more and more he needs to bring his elbows out to fight himself through the system there," Klinsmann said. "Can he do it? Yes, absolutely he can do it, but you need to be patient too, sometimes you forget he's a very young player.

"You're basically in a daily competition. Maybe in Dortmund he knew: 'I established myself already within the club to be a very special player. I get my minutes in, I get my games in, I'm a starter most of the time.'

"You don't have that automatic assurance at Chelsea. At Chelsea it goes from game to game, week to week. You're basically in training and you have to tell the coach: 'I'm in, I'm going to start this game.' So it's a little bit more cold, it's a bit more nasty.

"What I mean with the elbows is that you have to become nasty in order to make yourself a starter."

Pulisic signed for Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in January, but was immediately loaned back to the Bundesliga side before joining the Blues this summer.


The Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has appointed Princess Modupe Ozolua, Founder the NGO, Empower 54, as Senior Special Assistant on Civil Society Organizations operating in Nigeria.

Princess Ozolua is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whom at the age of 27 yrs put Nigeria on the global map as a plastic surgery destination when in she pioneered Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria in 2001.

In 2003, she founded BEARS Foundation, now Empower 54, through which she offers free reconstructive surgery to children amongst other humanitarian aid in Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo.

As Senior Special Assistant on NGO affairs to the Deputy President of the Senate, some of her responsibilities include working closely with all NGOs and civil society organizations operating in Nigeria, reviewing current laws regulating NGO activities, recommending new Bills, creating support systems and strategic partnerships to enable civil societies operate at their full capacity in helping Nigerians.

Her 16 years of selfless philanthropy enables her to know the challenges NGO experience in rendering aid and makes her the ideal bridge between the Legislative arm of government and civil society organizations.

In addition to countless recognition and awards Princess Modupe Ozolua has received for her contribution to humanity, in 2015 and 2016, Elle Magazine South Africa recognized her as “One of 50 Women shaping the African Continent”.

Also in recognition of her contribution to humanity, on April 5th 2019, the MAYOR OF HOUSTON issued an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION making her birthday, October 10th, the “Princess Ozolua’s Day” in the City of Houston’s calendar; and in 2016, the Council of the City of Atlanta also issued an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION recognizing Princess Ozolua and Empower 54 for their contribution to helping IDPs in Nigeria.

Protesters Demand For The Resignation Of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Burned-out cars, makeshift barricades and shuttered businesses signaled a week of unrest in Haiti,with protesters demanding for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

Streets, schools and banks were closed throughout the country, bringing the economy to a standstill. Shortages of oil, power and food abound. The nation’s currency is in free fall, and allegations of corruption linked to Mr. Moïse have brought the nation to a crisis point.

“To me it is obvious: The president, particularly, doesn’t govern anything at all right now,” said Fritz Jean, a former prime minister and past governor of Haiti’s Central Bank. “In fact, we are in a state of vacancy right now.”

Mr. Moïse has not been seen publicly since Wednesday morning, when he issued a prerecorded address appealing for calm and offering to form a unity government in the aftermath of several failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, who would be his fourth nominee in just over two years.

Actor Kule Afolayan Celebrates Brthday With New Pictures

Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan is a year older today.
The ace filmmaker shared some new pictures to celebrate his big day.

He wrote

'Just because God loves me🙏🏾 Happy birthday Akande Ayodeji Adekunle Afolayan


Big Brother Star Gifty Powers Throws Shade At Those Gifting Tacha Money

Former Big Brother Naija star, Gifty Powers took to social media to slam people gifting disqualified 'Pepper Dem' housemate, Tacha, money.

Stylish Actress Ini Edo Shares New Breath Taking Photos

Nollywood actress Ini Edo looks like a sweet 16 in these new photos she shared on Instagram.

Actress Beverly Naya Shows Off Her Sexy Calves

Beautiful Nollywood actress and model, Beverly Naya flaunted her sexy calves in new pictures.

NBA player Festus Ezeli emotionally reunites with his grandma after 15years

He shared pictures with caption;
My father’s mother. She’s almost 90 years old… She is starting to lose her memory (early dementia) and also Losing her eyesight and so with that combination, i was really scared she wouldn’t recognize me.
I flew back home to Lagos, Nigeria to see mama after i learned of the severity of her sickness. I haven’t been back home in 15YEARS!!! and i hadn’t seen her in 16 Years
Last time she saw me i was much shorter and chubbier.
You can imagine her confusion when i showed up – All 6ft 11inches of me
My grandma in our native tongue (Igbo) says to my aunt about me, “i feel like i know him but i can’t tell who he is”
my aunt replies, “it’s ifeanyi Ezeli, your grandson.” Then my grandma in her confusion asks, “do you mean ifeanyi that went to America, that plays basketball??!”
As soon as my aunt said yes, my grandma screams in excitement! And stretches out her arms for me to come to her
I was so excited that i broke down on my grandma, crying on her shoulder
For a sec I almost forgot how big i was, and how sick and frail she was, as i leaned on her.
Felt like the clock turned back to me as a kid leaning over on my grandma as she held me.
Didn’t know i was really a crying man until this evening. Man! i couldn’t stop these tears from flowing as she put her arms around me😭
I can’t believe my grandma has been watching my games and keeping tabs on my basketball career.
I didn’t expect that. As i was growing up, My family never cared for basketball so i know it was all to support her son.
Makes me so proud to know that.☺️ Thank you to my aunty Uche for these very beautiful and emotional pictures.
I’m so happy looking at these. I got to see my grandma! I’m so happy 🌟😊 I’m sharing this special moment with you all
1. Because it meant so much to me and wanted to share this beautiful Part of my life.
2. So you can all please join me in prayers for grandma’s recovery from this sickness. Hurts me to see her this frail. I already lost my dads dad (her husband – in 96’). i pray that she is alive to see my kids, so she can go tell my grandad about them in heaven eventually so they can both watch over them.

Mario Balotelli scored his first Serie A goal for 1,468 days but Napoli hung on to claim a narrow victory over Brescia at Stadio San Paolo

Dries Mertens opened the scoring with his fourth league goal of the season before Kostas Manolas headed in the second on the stroke of half-time.

Brescia rallied after the break but Sandro Tonali's stunning goal was ruled out by VAR for a foul in the build-up.

Balotelli headed home to set up a tense finale, but Napoli held on.

The 29-year-old last found the net in Italy's top flight on 22 September 2015 in AC Milan's 3-2 win at Udinese, before spells at Nice and Marseille in France.

He returned to Italy to join hometown club Brescia in August on a three-year deal.

The result sees Napoli strengthen their grip on fourth place in Serie A, while Brescia remain 14th.

Carlo Ancelotti's side resume their Champions League campaign at Genk on Wednesday, 2 October (17:55 BST), before Brescia face Sassuolo in Serie A on 4 October (19:45).

USA's Sydney Leroux plays for Orlando Pride three months after giving birth

World Cup winner Sydney Leroux was back in action for Orlando Pride on Sunday - just three months and a day after giving birth.

The Orlando Pride striker was an 88th-minute substitute in her side's 1-1 draw with Sky Blue FC in New Jersey.

Leroux, who has 77 caps for the USA, gave birth to daughter Roux on 28 June and was back training with her club on 27 July.

It was her first match since September 2018, although she had been training with her team as late as March this year when she was five-and-a-half-months pregnant.

"It's been a long road but I did it," tweeted the 29-year-old, who was a member of the USA's World Cup-winning squad in 2015 and an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012.

Leroux is married to US men's international Dom Dwyer, 29, who was born in England and was on the books at Norwich as a youth player. The couple also have a three-year-old son, Cassius.

It was a busy day for the pair as Dwyer also played on Sunday, setting up the equaliser for MLS team Orlando City in their 1-1 draw away to FC Cincinnati.

While Leroux made her return to the football field, another sporting mum was proving what is possible as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce regained the world 100m title in Doha having missed the event in London in 2017 while pregnant with her son, Zyon.

The Jamaican sprinter, the Olympic champion at 100m in 2008 and 2012, carried her son round on her lap of honour in Qatar.

"To be standing here as world champion again after having my baby, I am elated," said the 32-year-old.

"Having my son and coming back, performing the way I did, I hope I can give inspiration to all the women starting a family or thinking of starting a family. You can do anything."

How Enyimba Crashed Out Of CAF Champions League

Two-time African champions, Enyimba have failed in their bid to qualify for the CAF Champions League group stage following their 1-0 loss to Al-Hilal in Omdurman on Sunday.

The People’s Elephant had shot themselves in the foot right from the first leg in Aba two weeks ago by recording a barren draw against the Sudanese side.

While coach Usman Abd’Allah’s men were optimistic, they could get the needed result in Sudan to still pull through yesterday.

A solitary strike in the second half by the hosts ended Enyimba’s aspirations of a possible third Champions League triumph this season.

Both teams were evenly matched in the first half though the hosts had the better chances.

The over reliance on solely counter attacks meant Enyimba were on the back foot for the larger part of Sunday’s tie and if it wasn’t for goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode, Al-Hilal would have registered a handful of goals.

Nonetheless, the hosts did get the crucial goal they craved for barely three minutes into the second half and they held on till the final whistle to progress with a 1-0 aggregate scoreline.

While Ah-Hilal moved to the Champions League group phase, Enyimba have stepped down to the CAF Confederation Cup where they still need to navigate past the playoffs to make it to the group stage in the second-tier club competition.

Nigeria's Ndidi is English Premiere Leagues's Best Tackler

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has blazed the trail yet again topping the list of the best tacklers in the English Premier League after seven games, Sports Extra reports.

Ndidi, who has featured in six EPL games so far this season, was on target for The Foxes as they beat Newcastle United 5-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Ndidi scored the fifth goal, his second of the season, in the 90th minute.

According to the Premier League’s official website, Ndidi has made 32 successful tackles this season one more than his closest rival and club teammate, Ricardo Pereira.

Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is rated third with 30 successful tackles while Oriol Romeu is fourth with 28.

Burnley’s Erik Pieters is fifth in the standings while Richarlison sixth.

Nigeria international Ndidi has also completed 299 passes, made 420 touches and conceded nine fouls so far in the EPL this term. so far this term.

He is one of the six midfielders invited by Gernot Rohr for Nigeria’s friendly against Brazil billed for Singapore on October 10.

The former Genk midfielder also took to Twitter to express his  joy at Leicester City’s win over Newcastle United on Sunday.

Ndidi scored his side’s fifth goal after a brace from Jamie Vardy, an owngoal from Paul Dummet and a strike from Ricardo Pererira sealed an emphatic win for the Foxes.

“Buzzing into the new week with three points and a great performance from the team,” Ndidi tweeted.

I've Been Sleeping With My Dad Since I Was 18 - Married Woman Confesses

A married woman shocked many people after giving a graphic details how she has been sleeping with her dad since she was 18 years old.

While speaking on a show Tales from the Powder room hosted by Shirley E.F Tibilla aka Cookie Tee on GHOne TV, the young lady who is 34 years old and married with 2 children, revealed her father is the biological father of all her two children but her husband does not know any of that.

She went on to explain that, her mother found out when she was 22 years old and died shortly after that. She has since had the death of her mother on her conscience.

The young lady went on to explain that, all her past relationship failed because she was never satisfied with any of their sexual prowess; she always preferred her dad’s.

She went on to recount how she sneaks from time to time to sleep with her father and her husband thinks they are just close because of her mother’s death.

The purpose of the letter to Tales from the Powder room is to seek help on how to stop this act since she does not want to lose her husband. She also does not want to hurt her father either.

Banker Calls Out A Policeman Who's Always Threatening To Shoot Him

A Nigerian man has called out a police officer in the habit of threatening to kill him

Duke Ellinton, a banker took to his Twitter page tagging the Nigerian police.

He wrote:

"This is to notify @PoliceNG that a police officer by name Ifeanyi(08036675690) has constantly be threatening to shoot me for no just course each time he sees me. I've informed my family members about this and the general public should be aware too.

He is stationed at Ebonyi State Police Head Quarters, Abakaliki. I will be going there tomorrow to meet with the Commissioner of Police. I will never let this die off until he tells me what I've done wrong and also sign an undertaking.

Here is the photo of the Police Officer (Ifeanyi Alakala Idigo) I need him to tell me what I did wrong and why he wants to kill me. @PoliceNG_CRU @PoliceNG"

#BBNaija: Why Biggie Was Unfair In Disqualifying Tacha - Rico Swavey

Former Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Rico Swavey, has reacted to the disqualification of Tacha from the current ‘Pepper Dem’ season of the reality show.

Swavey described Tacha’s disqualification as unfair, stressing that fellow housemate, Mercy should have also been disqualified.

In a tweet, Swavey wrote: “This is unfair. Both of them should’ve been disqualified!!

“Guys, remember this is just a game and Biggie has the final say. Please, enjoy the remaining 10 days of the game. Don’t get it twisted BIGGIE is always right.

“It’s like watching the final of the Champions League and Messi or Ronaldo get RED carded. I was enjoying the competition between them. I love them both and It would have been interesting to see the final score between them.”

Big Brother had on Friday disqualified Tacha over act of provocation and violence.

Tacha was sent out following her face-off with Mercy which saw both housemates hurl insults at each other.

The fight started when Seyi called Mercy to the lounge so they could read Biggie’s scroll.

But, Mercy, who had her bath came out late for the reading. This, however, did not go down well with Tacha who rained insults at her.

Mercy in return called Tacha a dirty girl with mouth and body odour which got Tacha furious as she dragged Mercy’s hair.

Biggie, after playing the clip of the housemates’ fight, said Tacha was found guilty of physical violence.

'I Want To Start Ashawo Business' - Wizkid Tells Teni

Nigeria’s popular singer Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has declared his intention to venture into “ashawo” business.

Wizkid made the comment on Teni’s page while responding to a question on the kind of job they would want to do.

The young singer who appeared to be joking, commented saying “Ashawo business! pls bless us billionaire”.

See the comment below:

I Can't Marry Because I Swore Blood Oath With My Ex - Beautiful Nollywood Actress Reveals

Nollywood actress, Sylvia Ukaatu, has revealed in a chat with Sunnewsonline that her only regret in life was taking a blood oath with a former lover when she was just 18.

She said that's the reason she can't marry.

The actress said:

“It all started when I was 18 years old. I fell in love, deeply in love. I was so carried away at that tender age. I was lured into taking a blood oath with my then lover.

I never knew the repercussions behind such move. I was young, naive and in love. We played along. I was happy. I was eager to settle down. Then love became sour. I tried to walk away.

I begged to be freed but the guy refused, so I kept to myself and started living life to the fullest. Even when he travelled out of the country, I had so many failed relationships without knowing what was behind it.

Suitors were coming, but on the day of introduction, they would cancel without explanation. I waited for many years for him to come back. But he never did. I desperately wanted to start a family, but that wasn’t forthcoming.

I tried so many relationships but they all failed. The guy finally came back last year and we spoke at length. I told him we should break the oath if he’s no longer interested in marrying me, but he ignored me.

Then, a few months ago, my brother called me and said I should go and search for my fiancé on Facebook, that the guy just got married. I quickly rushed to Facebook and checked.

I was shocked to discover that truly he just got married, but I laughed it over. Now, I can still feel the pains deep inside my heart. I want to warn the young ones out there.

Love is not enough for blood oath. The guy deceived and used me. I ignorantly allowed myself to be caged for years. Let the youths learn from my experience.”

Fashion retailer Forever 21 files for bankruptcy protection in the US

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US.

The company said it plans to "exit most international locations in Asia and Europe" but would continue to operate in Mexico and Latin America.

It expects to close up to 350 stores worldwide, a spokesperson said, including as many as 178 US stores.

Forever 21 sells inexpensive, trendy clothes and accessories, and competes against brands such as Zara and H&M.

But some analysts say the retailer, founded in 1984, has lost its way over the past five years, and fallen out of favour with young US shoppers looking for relatively cheap clothing.

The company has also, like many traditional retailers, struggled against rising competition from online rivals.

Chapter 11 protection postpones a US company's obligations to its creditors, giving it time to reorganise its debts or sell parts of the business.

Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as he watches Kate Wright walk down the aisle

Rio Ferdinand was left in tears when he watched Kate Wright walk down the aisle.

The happy couple exchanged vows in front of close family and friends at the five-star luxury D Maris Bay hotel, in Turkey on Friday.

In the first interview about the wedding, the dad-of-three, 40, admitted he got "so emotional" when he saw his daughter Tia, eight, walk down the aisle before seeing his stunning new bride, 27.

He told OK! magazine: “I cried as soon as the day started. Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off. It was just so emotional.

"There was just no going back on the emotion, that’s why I had to keep my shades on! Seeing Tate and Lorenz walk Kate down the aisle was particularly poignant and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way. They were so proud and they couldn’t wait to do that, they felt important."

Photo credit: OK! magazine

Seyi Law's daughter celebrates 3rd birthday

Nigerian comedian Seyi Law is celebrating his daughter, Tiwaloluwa as she turns 3 today. Sharing photos of the birthday girl, the comedian wrote;

''It's your number 3. You've got the world at your feet. Conquer, live and enjoy all the goodness. Happy Birthday My Dearest Tiwaloluwa''.

I'm marrying my best friend! Actress Chizzy Alichi gushes over her engagement to her man

Nollywood actress, Chizzy Alichi is engaged. The very happy star shared the good news on Instagram, saying, she is getting married to her heartbeat and best friend!

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